The Gallery that’s Good for Your Health!


You know that place in Pembroke where you can buy potted plants and swap cuttings? No? The one where you can buy the Welsh leaf tea? It’s that Studio Gallery that sells local art and gifts, where you can make your own pottery in the tin shed out the back. Lovely paintings and greetings cards in the window, at the top of the town…

Yep, that’ll be us! East Gate Gallery and Shop is more than just a gallery (and shop!)

It’s been an exciting year since we opened our doors in January. It’s been ever-changing, as we’ve begun to get a feel for the space we have to show off all that our talented local artists and crafters have to offer. We’ve already showcased the stunning work of more than a dozen Pembrokeshire creatives in our regularly-changing exhibitions.

Join the great East Gate Gallery Plant Swap! Enjoy the benefits of houseplants and receive a free handmade stoneware pot when you’ve swapped five plants.

We’ve also been busy developing our fantastic Potting Shed where Mena is now hosting several ceramic workshops each week for all ages and abilities. If you’ve never tried pottery, never fear! Mena will help you – and if you need convincing, read this blog from a first-timer at one of our workshops.



Our latest success is the great East Gate Gallery Plant Swap! We’re nurturing a growing collection of gorgeous little houseplants, all donated by our fabulous customers. They’ve been bringing in a small houseplant and swapping it with another from our expanding assortment. The deal is, when you have swapped 5 plants you receive a free stoneware pot, made right here on the premises by Mena. And if you can’t wait that long, we have a wide range of stoneware plant pots on sale for £10 to £20 (complete with potted plant).

Joining the great Plant Swap can bring benefits to your health and wellbeing too. Having plants in the house has been proven to improve air quality as the plants trap and capture pollutants, helping us to breathe more easily. Other physical and psychological benefits range from reducing blood pressure to improving mood.

So, there you have it, East Gate Gallery is not only full of wonderful art and gifts, but it’s also good for your health! 😊

Laura Ridgway